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  1. Prevent VS2012 from locking up when TFS is down!!! (I can't even open my solutions)

    If TFS is down and I try to open one of my solutions in VS2012 (like right now) the whole VS locks up and I am unable to do any coding and work.

    It's really frustrating because even if I don't need source control right now, I should not be prevented from accessing my own code etc.

    Please fix urgently guys, thanks...

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      0 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • There should be filtering or Zooming feature in Test suite hierarchy.

      There should be filtering or Zooming feature in Test suite hierarchy that helps user to work on any level of test suite hierarchy and avoid vertical and horizontal scrolling.

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        0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Test and Lab Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Visual Studio Performance testing Network delay time graph

        After running the load test the user should be able to drill down the page response time and be able to see time spend of the server and time spent of the network. Should have a network delay graph. Most of professional performance testing tools have this ability to do this analysis

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          0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • provide an interface to manage security for all contexts in one place.

          As a TFS Administrator I want to be able to manage all of the various security settings (Project, Area/Iteration, Source Control, Build) in one place so that I do not have to navigate all over the place to implement strategy.

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            0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Display a thumb image in the intellisense popup message while hovering over an imagelist item, bitmap-Image or icon variable

            I always have to go back and check the actual graphics of an image or icon in the resources tab.option when choosing an item from a imagelist inside my code as: Imagelist1.Image(n). It would be faster to display the icon or any image/variable as a small thumb image winthin the intellisense popup message so that I can see the actual graphics of the image that I have selected.
            I hope this makes any sense ... Thank you!

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                0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • update the Project fields for summary tasks

                It is unbelievable that you cannot adhere to your own recommendations when integrating to project server i.e. more than 2 levels of hierarchy feature/requirements/tasks
                How can people trust your marketing, how can I recommend the product?
                see http://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/tfsprojectsrvint/thread/1a02a293-0338-428f-8feb-5f082043153c

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                • Games support for VB and C#

                  I want that Visual Studio have powerful support to make games with vb and c#
                  Xna 4 refresh is very best but I want that It must have latest DirectX Support

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                    0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Add breakpoint hit chimes to VS Express 2012

                    The Express version of Visual Studio should be as fun as possible and shouldn't unnecessarily lack features to help build the product! In C# projects at least, there is no chime or auditory alert when breakpoints are hit while debugging. Please implement this as it is in the Pro versions.

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                      0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Detailed test result to available from both TestResults.ByTestId() and TestRuns.ByBuild(Uri) of Test Management Service of TFS

                      Drawbacks of TestResults.ByTestId():
                      Cannot Retreive build number details from above method. No mapping from the Testresult to Build number that is run on it.

                      Drawbacks of TestRuns.ByBuild(Uri) :
                      No way to retrieve the Class name of unit tests if unit test is not associated with a Workitem.

                      Hence, detailed report should be available from both the ways to retrieving test reults

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                        0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • singleton modifier needed

                        The singleton pattern implemented with property get and an initially null backing field is so ubiquitous that it deserves its own keyword modifier.

                        So instead of:

                        string _Field
                        public string Field
                        {get {
                        if (_Field == null)
                        _Field = CreateFieldValue();
                        return _Field;
                        }}

                        becomes...

                        public singleton string Field {get { return CreateFieldValue(); }}

                        it might be general useful for caching elsewhere

                        public singleton string CreateFieldValue(int parm1)
                        {
                        .....
                        return someStringValue;
                        }

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                          0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Want window prospective save option at visual studio

                          When I code then I need one kind of window settings. When I design GUI then I need another kind of working environment, like when I code then I need Tool Box, Solution Explorer, and Property Window, they are necessary at design time. But when I code then only Solution Explorer is necessary for me.

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                            1 comment  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Add Unified Modeling Language (UML) on a par with Visual Studio C# Express.

                            Add Unified Unified Modelling Language (UML) as a first class language, such as C++ , or F#.

                            Visual Studio UML Express, no typing on keyboards... pick drop name

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                            • Add Mono support to Visual Studio

                              It would be great if Visual Studio natively supported Mono* projects (Mono for Android and MonoTouch) without having to use Extensions and hack files.

                              12 votes
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                                0 comments  ·  Phone  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Change the default behavior when opening Recent slns from the Win taskbar to Run As Administrator if the pinned shortcut has that enabled

                                This functionality is currently useless as the user will have to reopen VS 2012 again if the solution has Run as Administrator requirements.

                                9 votes
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                                  0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • INumber for basic number types

                                  The datatypes Byte, Decimal, Double, Integer, Long, Short, and Single should implement a new interface INumber, where common functionality like addition, substraction, multiplication and division is exposed.

                                  This will allow the easy implementation of classes that needs that functionality like typed matrix classes:

                                  public class Matrix<T>
                                  where T: INumber
                                  {
                                  Matrix<T> Add(T scalar);
                                  Matrix<T> Add(Matrix<T> matrix);
                                  ...
                                  }

                                  The current approach forces the developer to implement the matrix class multiple times.

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                                    1 comment  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • floating-point division by zero should result in NaN

                                    The datatypes float and double return Infinity when a value is divided by zero. Mathematically this is not correct, and it is also a violation of the IEEE 754-2008 Standard for Floating-Point Arithmetic.

                                    Given 'a/b', with a and b equals 0, the solution is the whole set of the real numbers and thus not determined. The result should be 'NaN' (Not a Number) in that case.

                                    When 'a' is not equal zero, the result is not determined and an DivideByZeroException exception should be raised.

                                    The correct behavior can be ensured by extension methods that overrides the Div (Division) methods, which…

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                                      1 comment  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                                        0 comments  ·  Database Projects  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Make TFS Web UI touch friendly

                                        It is difficult to manage multiple projects with a tablet, which is common when I am in front of a client.

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                                          1 comment  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Extension and Updates Mini-Profile Info is too sparse

                                          While the ability to extend VS2012 through the Extension and Update is great, the mini-profile information displayed within the dialog's right panel for the current extension is missing two important pieces of information:

                                          1) How much does the extension cost! In particular how much does the trial version configuration cost...after the trial is over.

                                          2) What does this extension target: VS2012, VS2010, TFS, ASP.NET MVC 2, Hg, Git, etc. Some extensions appear to be complete but are merely enhancers of other extensions or features you will not use.

                                          As a result, I am constantly having to click the more information…

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                                            0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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